Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant
Offering Advanced Treatments for Children With Cancer and Blood Disorders
Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant
When your child is sick, it's an experience that impacts the entire family. At Nationwide Children's Hospital, your child will receive extraordinary care. Our physicians are experts who focus specifically on the condition your child faces. Our Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) teams treat patients with the rarest cancers and blood disorders, and our specialists are sought after to collaborate and participate in treatments across the country and around the world.
Whether you turn to us to treat your child or to provide a second opinion, we're here for you.
When you trust us with your child, we don't see a sick patient. We see hope. We see a life that deserves only the highest level of care provided by the best medical minds. Our staff of physicians, surgeons, scientists and nurses collaborate to provide a unique, comprehensive approach to your child's treatment. We're here for you, your child and your family. Every step in the journey.
Services We Offer
The Comprehensive Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder Treatment Center at Nationwide Children's is the largest and only federally recognized pediatric Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) in Central Ohio. Our board certified hematologists and team will diagnose and treat your child in an environment where cutting edge advancements in blood disorders are taking place.
The way your child feels, family priorities, how time is spent, how the future is imagined. One thing you can be certain of is that your child will be surrounded by nationally accredited, world class cancer experts ready to take on your child’s cancer.
We use hematopoietic cell transplantation to treat pediatric and young adult malignant and non-malignant disorders. Our specialists optimize treatment and reduce transplant-associated morbidity and mortality through novel therapies.
Our highly experienced and internationally recognized team of pediatric neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists will care for your child by providing the most advanced and innovative treatments, while at the same time, paying careful attention to all the needs and concerns of your child and family.
The Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases focuses on expanding the understanding of the pathogenesis of childhood cancer and to improving strategies for diagnosis and treatment.
As an integral part of the care team, the Psychosocial Services Program is one of the most comprehensive in the country. We ensure patients and their families have every resource needed socially, emotionally and psychologically.
LeadershipSpecialists in hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplant partner with surgeons and other experts to provide comprehensive treatment for the whole child.
Timothy P. Cripe, MD, is Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology & BMT at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Randal S. Olshefski, MD, is Section Chief of Hematology & Oncology at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Rolla Abu-Arja serves as interim Section Director as well as Clinical Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant program.
Amy Dunn, MD is the Director of Pediatric Hematology and directs the Hemophilia Treatment Center.
Regional Outpatient Clinics
Accreditations & Affiliations
Nationwide Children's is proud to be a member institution of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and the Therapeutic Advances for Childhood Leukemia (TACL) consortium. Our Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
Our program partners with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, which includes our National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center designation.
Click here for a comprehensive list of all accreditations and affiliations.
Now children everywhere can have faster access to our discoveries and the most advanced blood disorder and cancer treatments possible.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Division of Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant is one of the leading cancer centers for clinical trial enrollment by the Children’s Oncology Group.
Inside Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant
Meet Our Team
Specialists in hematology, oncology and BMT partner with surgeons and other experts to provide comprehensive treatment for the whole child.
Services We Offer
We treat the full array of blood disorders, cancers, immune-deficiency disorders, bone marrow failure syndromes and inherited metabolic storage diseases.
The following are resources to help your family during your time at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
We offer world-class diagnostic, treatment and research facilities that provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for our patients.
Regional Outpatient Clinics
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, including diagnosis, treatment, long-term management and related services at our regional locations.
Research and Innovation
Nationwide Children's Hematology, Oncology & BMT is committed to advancing both basic and clinical research.
Conditions We Treat
- ABO Incompatibility
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
- Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML)
- Adrenocortical Carcinoma
- Anemia B12 Deficiency
- Aplastic Anemia
- Arrhenoblastoma of Ovary
- Arteriovenous Malformations
- Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor
- Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome
- Blood Clots
- Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus
- Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
- Bone Tumors
- Brain Tumors
- Burkitt's Lymphoma/Burkitt's Like Lymphoma
- Choroid Plexus Tumors
- Chronic Granulomatous Disease
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
- Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney
- CNS Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
- CNS Sarcomas
- Collagen Disorders
- Common Variable Immunodeficiency
- Congenital Afibrinogenemia
- Congenital Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia
- Congenital Antithrombin III Deficiency
- Congenital Platelet Function Defects
- Congenital Protein C or S Deficiency
- Congenital Spherocytic Anemia
- Cutaneous Lymphoma
- Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor
- Diamond Blackfan Anemia
- Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
- Dyskeratosis Congenita
- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome with Associated Bleeding Disorders
- Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
- Ewing Sarcoma
- Factor V Leiden
- Familial Cancer Syndromes
- Fanconi Anemia
- Folate-Deficiency Anemia
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Germ Cell Tumors
- Hemolytic Anemia
- Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN)
- Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
- Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- Hereditary Elliptocytosis
- Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
- Hereditary Retinoblastoma
- High Grade Sarcoma
- High-Grade Malignant Gliomas
- Hodgkins Lymphoma
- Hunters Disease
- Hurler Syndrome
- Idiopathic Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
- Immune Hemolytic Anemia
- Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
- Immune Tolerance
- Infantile Fibrosarcoma
- Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
- Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma
- Kasselbach-Merritt Syndrome
- Kidney Tumors
- Krabbe Disease
- Langerhan Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
- Leukemia (ALL and AML)
- LiFraumeni Syndrome
- Liver Tumors
- Low Grade Gliomas
- Low Grade Sarcoma
- Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor
- Malignant Teratoma
- Mantle Cell Lymphoma
- Megaloblastic Anemia
- Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD)
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Non-Rhabdo Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Ommen's Syndrome
- Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome
- Osteosarcoma (Osteogenic Sarcoma)
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pernicious Anemia
- Platelet Dysfunction
- Platelet Number Issues
- Pleuropulmonary Blastoma
- Plexiform Neurofibroma
- Polycythemia Vera in Children
- Primary Immune Deficiencies
- RBC Count
- Red Cell Disorders
- Renal Cell Carcinoma
- Renal Tumors
- Retinoblastoma in Children
- Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney
- Sarcomas of Bone
- Schwachman-Diamond Syndrome
- Severe Combined Immune Deficiency
- Severe Congenital Neutropenia
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Soft Tissue Tumors
- Synovial Sarcoma
- Testicular Cancer
- Thyroid Carcinoma
- Vascular Tumors
- Vitamin B12 Level
- Von Willebrand Disease
- WBC Count
- White Cell Disorders
- Wilms' Tumor
- Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
- X-Linked Hyper IgM Syndrome
Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
Meet our Patients
Kinley was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Hypodiploid after coming home from school one day with a lump on her face. Through her experience as a patient at Nationwide Children’s, Kinley wants to someday help others as well, as a Flight Nurse.
More Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant News
Cellular Therapy - Deconstructing a Bone Marrow Transplant to Cure Cancer
Over the past 40 years, carefully combining chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery has brought the overall cure rate for childhood cancer to nearly 80 percent. However, for many cancers, these conventional therapies have reached a plateau.
The diagnosis of cancer creates an instant crisis. It is a life-changing event for the entire family and community. The psychosocial services we provide here ensure not only that a patient’s physical health is a focus, but the social and emotional health of the child and family are, too.
Virtual Reality: Using Technology in Medical Treatment
A frequent routine. “Flash.” A small line of blood fills the piece of IV tubing before me. As a 28-year-old pediatric resident with hemophilia, I wake up fifteen minutes early every other day to mix my medicine and draw it into a syringe connected to an IV needle.